A.B.C.- 1922

A.B.C.- 1922

A.B.C. began producing motorboat and airplane engines prior to World War I, and by the early 1910s, they began producing engines for motorcycles and cylecars.  By 1920, they formed a new company called A.B.C. motors to make airplane engines, motorcycles, and a new light car.  The vehicles were to be powered by flat-twin engines designed by Granville Bradshaw, who had been involved with A.B.C. since 1910.  Two makes of cars were produced–the super sports had a pointed tail and the “A.B.C.” which you see here.  These cars came as two- or four-seater tourers.  While they performed well, the engines were rough, noisy, and unreliable at first (prone to breaking pushrods).  Planned sales of 5,000 per year never materialized, and not more than 1,500 of the two models were made.  Production ceased in 1925.  In 1929, A.B.C. made a single example of an airplane–the Robin.

Specifications

  • Manufacturer: A.B.C. Motors
  • Country of Origin: Great Britain
  • Engine: 1203cc, air cooled, ohv
  • Top Speed: 60 miles per hour
  • Years of Production: 1920-25
  • Number Produced: 1,500

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